A theoretical and numerical study of the optical near field in both metallic and dielectric nanocylinders close to a dielectric surface is presented. To establish a procedure of control and analysis, we address the resonant excitation of the particle eigenmodes, either through propagating (homogeneous) or evanescent (inhomogeneous) plane-wave incidence, and compare with off-resonance cases, including the effects of multiple scattering between the particle and the flat interface. The analysis is carried out by comparing the near-field distributions with the far-field scattering efficiencies and the behavior of the corresponding Mie coefficients.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
José Ricardo Arias-González and Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas, "Resonant near-field eigenmodes of nanocylinders on flat surfaces under both homogeneous and inhomogeneous lightwave excitation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 657-665 (2001)